M5 Crash: Man In Court

Geoffrey Counsell has been charged with seven counts of manslaughter following M5 crash in Somerset on November 4, 2011

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M5 crash - man appears in court

A man has appeared in court charged with seven counts of manslaughter, following last year's M5 crash in Somerset. Geoffrey Counsell organised a fireworks display at a nearby rugby club on the night of the pile-up.

Smoke from the display was investigated as one of the possible causes of the crash. Seven people died and fifty-one were injured.

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